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Turner Names Communications Head

Turner Broadcasting System has named Lauren Hurvitz executive VP and chief communications and chief marketing officer.

Hurvitz had been global chief communications & brand marketing officer at Starcom Mediavest Group, a division of Publicis Groupe. Before that, she was head of global corporate communications and events at AOL and executive VP of global corporate communications & public affairs for Viacom’s MTV Networks.

She reports to Turner chairman and CEO John Martin.

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